Purse Search Ireland is an exciting fisheries conservation project that involves public participation, so that means you can take part! The project is basically a massive nationwide search for mermaids' purses, the eggcases of sharks, skates and rays. We're hunting for these eggcases because they can provide valuable information on the location of nursery areas for Ireland's egglaying sharks, skates and rays. Information on nursery areas is crucial for effective conservation management and protection of vulnerable species. It's also important for the sustainable development
Welcome to Marine Dimensions!
We work with and for communities pursuing sustainable solutions for the marine environment using education, outreach and innovation as tools for positive change.
One of our community driven conservation projects involved a seal pup rescue with a difference!
When local residents happened upon a seal pup in trouble on Bray Beach, we did not consider that it would have much chance of survival. However, the local community went above and beyond to make this a good news story!
Have you seen a mermaid’s purse?
Mermaid’s purses are the eggcases of sharks, skates and rays. Observations of purses on beaches can help us to learn more about species that may be vulnerable or rare.
Bringing the marine environment into the classroom
Our team enjoyed providing engaging workshops to schools on Ireland's east coast through the Marine Institute's Explorer Education Programme over a number of years. However, we have now stepped back to focus on other projects and are delighted to refer schools to Seashore Kidz, the new Outreach Centre for Dublin and Wicklow. Please contact Mona McCrea for more information, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 087 699 5699. … Find out more here about Explorers Education Programme workshops